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The Speak Easy Burlesque Club


Fri 28 Sep 2018, 8:00pm–11:00pm

Where: Boo Radley's, 98 Victoria Street, Christchurch

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $16.00 ($15.00 + $1.00 fees)
  • Table (seats up to 4): $63.00 ($60.00 + $3.00 fees)
  • Booth (seats up to 6): $88.00 ($85.00 + $3.00 fees)
  • Trust the Chef Pre-Show Dinner for 6: $183.50 ($180.00 + $3.50 fees)
  • Grazing Plate: $53.00 ($50.00 + $3.00 fees)
  • Trust the Chef Pre-Show Dinner for 4: $123.50 ($120.00 + $3.50 fees)
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Boo Radley's & Bonita Danger Doll Presents: The Speakeasy Burlesque Club.

Upstairs on Victoria Street inside Boo Radley's, lurks a world of stockings, feathers and fabulousness with fan-dancing divas, tantalizing tassel-twirlers, cabaret and circus glitterati and everything in between in a gin-soaked fabulous live show performed in an intimate cabaret setting.

Come and see this titillating late night Thursday show on Friday the 28th of September.

Show line up to be announced shortly.

Grab your tickets and join us for this fabulous night of entertainment.

R18 – Adult Themes

What is Burlesque?
Burlesque literally means to ‘mock’ or to parody and is an extremely ‘old’ form of variety entertainment popularised in the 1800s but can be found throughout history. Clubs and theatres often had raunchy ‘variety shows’ that were very popular from about the 1840s to the 1940s. Hollywood, in the Golden Era, even tried to recapture or recreate ‘burlesque’ in film that would include elements of vaudeville, comedy, dance and ‘tease’. During the 1940s to 1960s striptease performers such as Gypsy Rose Lee, Tempest Storm, Jennie Lee, Dixie Evans, Lily St Cyr, Evelyn West and so many more embodied the essence of ‘striptease’.

Neo burlesque or modern burlesque was popularised again in the early 90s in the USA and is still extremely popular worldwide. It generally involves ‘striptease’, which consists of the tasteful removal of garments to a final reveal, but can include elements of slapstick, vaudeville, circus, cabaret, boylesque, queer performance art and so much more. In most cases it does not involve full frontal nudity but is more about capturing the ‘Art of Tease’ in its true essence. There are now Burlesque Festivals, Productions and Conferences all around the world celebrating ‘burlesque’!

It is an exciting time for performers and audiences.
Burlesque is for men and women alike who are looking for a great night of entertainment!

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